The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Patrem parit filia

For Christmas

Words and Melody from a MS. of Pierre de Corbeil, Abp. of Sens, 1222, as given by M. Félix Clément.

Harmony by Rev. G. H. Palmer.

Source: George Ratcliffe Woodward, ed., The Cowley Carol Book For Christmas, Easter, and Ascensiontide, First Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd, 1901, Revised and Expanded Edition), Carol #42.

1. Patrem parit filia, 
Patrem ex quo omnia; 
Partus hic ex gracia 

	Per graciam, 
	Traditur et redditur 
	Ad patriam. 

2. Verbum instar seminis 
Partum format virginis: 
Nihil ibi criminis. 
	Per graciam... 

3. Latet sol in sidere, 
Oriens in vespere, 
Artifex in opere. 
	Per graciam... 

4. Celsus est in humili, 
Solidus in fragili, 
Figulus in fictili. 
	Per graciam... 

5. Venit ad nos humilis, 
Lucifer mirabilis, 
Pro nobis passibilis. 
	Per graciam... 

6. Ergo nostra concio, 
Omni plena gaudio, 
Benedicat Domino. 
	Per graciam... 

Sheet Music from Woodward, ed., The Cowley Carol Book For Christmas, Easter, and Ascensiontide, First Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd, 1901, Revised and Expanded Edition), Carol #42

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